Texas Rangers general manger John Daniels reported that the ace of the staff Yu Darvish has been shut down for the rest of the season. This is the prized possession of the rotation and the Rangers have no chance of making the playoffs. The team was smart to make the choice to play it safe with their superstar right-hander.
Darvish underwent elbow examination on Thursday, and was later shut down. Darvish, 28, who was on the 15-day disabled list, has not pitched since August 9. He did not have any arm problems then, but he did have issues a few days later.
General manager Daniels had this say before the examination,"The calendar is working against us here. It's going to be a common sense decision, probably leaning toward not taking a chance with it."
Darvish has been the ace of the staff this season just like he has been the previous two seasons. In his career he is 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA tossing two complete games and one shutout over 83 games started. In 22 games started this season the right-handed pitcher went 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA along with a 1.261 WHIP. Darvish will take his time to become healthy to start off the 2015 season fresh.